CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation
The CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation technical certificate of credit program is designed to provide computer users with the skills and knowledge necessary to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Earning CompTIA A+ certification shows that the individual possesses the knowledge, technical skills and customer relations skills essential for working as a successful entry-level computer service technician.
Students may enter the CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation certificate program must be able to work in an office setting, type and produce business documents, be a fast and accurate typist, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.
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Offered at the Following Campuses
- North Campus (Sandersville)
- South Campus (Dublin)
Salary Potential$20,000.00 - $40,000.00
Tuition & Fees: $1,205.00
Books & Supplies: $794.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
Graduates are qualified for entry-level computer service technician positions.
- Submit a completed application and application fee;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Meet assessment requirements by taking the ASSET or COMPASS placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on the SAT, CPE, or ACT may be substituted.
Prerequisites: Provisional Admission; Corequisites: Provisional Admission
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Prerequisites: None; Corequisites: None
Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
Prerequisites: Program Admission; Corequisites: None
This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
CIS Operating Systems Course
Credit Hours: 18
Contact Hours: 270
Designations indicate course delivery method in selected term: Online=OL, Web Enhanced=W, Hybrid=H, Traditional=T.